Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (Jessica #2)
It’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. It’s a whole other thing to actually rule. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side. But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own. Determined to clear her husband’s name, Jessica launches into a full-scale investigation, but hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal keep getting in her way. Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out. Can she figure out who the real killer is—and whom she can trust—before it’s too late? From Goodreads.
Now I enjoyed the first one of these books but I have to say that I really enjoyed this one way more. I thought that the way that Jessica stood up for not only herself but for Lucius was amazing. I was a little upset that she cowered a little bit but luckily she became not only a soon to be Queen but also a heroine.
This time around, Lucius was set up by some other vampires so that Jessica could get out of the way. Crazy right? Not as crazy as it was when I found out who did and everything they did to make Jessica look bad in front of ALL the other vampires. At that point I was FURIOUS. Yes I do realize that I have used caps there that was because I was so mad at that point.
There were a few new characters in the book and few old ones. I liked the old ones, I thought the new ones were nice enough but that wasn’t true. Now I know I seem to be saying the same thing over and over again but I really couldn’t believe it.
Anyway someone was murdered; there were secrets Jessica learned about other vampires that she trusted and almost a heartbreaking end. But everything ended up for the best.
Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (Jessica #1)
The undead can really screw up your senior year …
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction. From Goodreads.
This book was really cute and funny. I felt so bad for Jessica, all of a sudden she is learning that she is a vampire and that she is betrothed!!! I mean it is the 21st century and all but still, I am assuming the vampires are all old school, like super old school.
Of course being betrothed to a super hot vampire prince named Lucius? Not so bad, until you find out he is kind of a douche. I assume it was because of the way he was raised. You learn eventually how he was raised so it really makes a lot of sense. I loved how eventually Jessica/Anastasia realizes how she feels and tries to break up Lucius and her. Of course based on the name of the second book, you know it worked.
Meanwhile Jessica/Anastasia finds out what he really planned on doing to her once they got together. That scared her but because of stupid people he ends up leaving but she thinks he is dead. So she stays away from almost everyone in her school afterwards. I am sure if guys in my high school tried to kill my boyfriend or betrothed, I wouldn’t exactly be rolling out the welcome mat.
I really enjoyed reading this book, the ending was a huge surprise which I won’t even hint at because you should read it.